If I'm learning one thing with the military crew, it's that you can "belong" at a certain level and still blow up and have a race that you know you could have done better. Consistency, especially under pressure, is hard to achieve, and we don't get the training frequency the top competitors do. You don't have to prove anything to anyone, except maybe yourself. While I can't speak for the whole TT panel, you have more than proven yourself in many races, and one race doesn't change that. You've worked hard and we are all cheering for you, even when things don't go the way you want them to.
Take some time to clear your mind and refocus on what you've done well, what works. Visualize yourself running confident, strong, and in the flow. And have a great relay! We'll all still be cheering for you at the end, no matter how it comes out!
+1 Tori! Wonderful comments, which I hope Alex takes to heart.
Thanks, guys. I plan to have a great relay!
This race does not define you! But I do feel your pain. You learned a lot yesterday, so use that to your advantage and enjoy the relay! Go USA! (what is the order of the relay?)
Sorry to hear you had a disappointing day, but what Victoria said, seriously.